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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and never truly “works,” revealing literature's fragile dimension. Fragility not only addresses the vulnerability of bare human life but conveys the condition of literary and cultural studies, torn between ethical responsibility and the continuous threat to fail in the process. With a genealogical approach...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Isak Winkel Holm In the vocabulary of modern disaster research, Heinrich von Kleist's seminal short story “The Earthquake in Chile” (1806) is a tale of disaster vulnerability. The story is not just about a natural disaster destroying the innocent city of Santiago but also about the ensuing social...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Or Rogovin Abstract The image of the perpetrator in Israeli Holocaust fiction changed fundamentally in the mid-1980s: from one-dimensional Nazi beasts, typical of earlier Israeli writing, to humanized individuals, whose vulnerability and multidimensionality may blur the divide between victims...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , and in the 1963 lecture “Wagner's Actualität,” Adorno found in Wagner's music moments of critical possibility. Adorno's changing assessment reflects a larger constellation of themes about bourgeois strength and natural vulnerability. From a redemptive moment in Wagner's music, Adorno discerned an analogy between...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of Don DeLillo's short story reveals the risks Richter takes with this approach to subjectivity, particularly female subjectivity. DeLillo exposes the dangers and vulnerabilities that may arise when the individual engages in self-questioning while threatened by the realities of post-9/11 life. Richter's...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
... analysis in Radical Hope . Lear is not writing about the Anthropocene, but he asks what would count as hope in an age characterized by an “uncanny sense of menace and vulnerability” without the concepts with which to think about how to project a meaningful future. To be courageous going forward means...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... to sustain the intransigent vulnerabilities of human corporeality by distancing himself from his embodied experience. One further parallel between Jünger and Kracauer bears mentioning at this juncture: Jünger’s model of perceptual dissociation coincides with Kracauer’s specular reflection insofar...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the North Frisians had in effect made themselves and their domestic animals more vulnerable to major disaster, as light to moderate more or less annual flooding was replaced by a catastrophic deluge around once a century. The first recorded “flood of the century” occurred in 1164...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 179–190.
Published: 01 February 2006
... systematically “to wrest the mani- festations of impotence and vulnerability, the helpless victims, away from the violence and the cruelty of traditional interpretations; from the control philosophy, metaphysics, idealism, dialectics and capitalism have gained over them. Such helplessness, such lack...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2021
... with an aura at a particular time and place. No doubt this aura, too, is vulnerable to decay, but the work continues to awaken new thoughts well after the aura has dissolved. We will never be done reading Aesthetic Theory . It is admittedly the case for any work of philosophical importance that the task...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- jamin himself, in his essay on Charles Baudelaire. The restriction to an audi- ence of worshipful cognoscenti hides from view a far more pervasive role of aura as an element in art and literature. If not omnipresent, it is ineradicable, not vulnerable even to grand shifts in representation...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reinforced through an act of self-sacrifice. The subject’s claim to autonomy gains legitimacy only through the willingness to surrender a part of itself, though a part that always seems already lost due to the body’s vulnerability. Hence the idea of transcendental freedom can, in this context, paradoxically...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of personhood for migrants and the stateless. Without a concrete legal status, they are deprived of personhood, voice, and agency. 37 Likewise, without a persona, they are superfluous, precarious, and vulnerable to continued exclusion. Statelessness then and now demonstrates a paradox within liberal...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... individual past.26 There is vulner- ability inherent in and revealed by thrownness, the only component of Das- ein’s mode of being that is almost entirely past in its temporal orientation. Falling prey or fallenness is the present experience that arises out of the “throw of thrownness.”27 Falling...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... fertility that renders her most vulnerable—and most of interest—to the agents of the state. A close reading of the film shows how the coercive forces brought to bear on Anita center above all on containing and controlling her reproductive power. 3. Caroline Rupprecht, “Post-war Iconographies...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
... they are also the place where meaning and identity are most vulnerable. Since 1933 the relationship of an entire social group to language has shifted violently. Forbidden to speak its language, banned from public discourse, renamed and reclassified, the Jewry of Germany and subsequently Europe suddenly finds...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of capitalist exchange. The aura’s dissolution would not necessarily enhance the power of the social masses; rather, the historical process by which the artwork detaches itself from its traditional moorings would leave it all the more vulnerable to commodification. The aura is therefore a dialectical concept...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... recast in metaphors and symbols, where new forms sprang from used ones, where a psychological foundation quaked under the pressure of the outside world, where all the dreadfulness of human vulner- ability was gathered, the dwelling place of desolate fear and hunger. . . . Kafka...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 101–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... didn’t know who she was. She is unique, and the white-skirted fi gure couldn’t have been anybody else.”30 In Flanner’s construction, Riefenstahl’s body is the fi lm’s erotic locus and becomes the spectacle of transcendent visibility. Her singular image of sexual vulnerability and artistic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that was respon- sible for their presence. It filled me with the fear that I might do the same and one day be forced to stamp noisily and vulnerably through the woods: the threat of becoming declassed in the youth movement, long before, in it, the declassed burghers organized themselves and set off...